https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

Is it okay to be lost at level 4?

Hello, I am a BTS fan trying to learn Korean. I am on level 4 on my 3ed day on Doulingo. I am having trouble remembering the symbols and personations, is that normal or am I just being too much of a perfectionist? Also, if you could give me some advise for lerning the symbolze and pernonseations that would help alot.

December 23, 2018

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LangAddict

While I'm not learning Korean (yet, will do in the future) ; my experience with Japanese taught me that it's perfectly ok to be lost (especially early on), after all it's an entirely new system that you're trying to teach your brain, so it won't be easy. Just keep going at it everyday and you should see results.

Also,this might help https://9gag.com/gag/3968335/learn-to-read-korean-in-15-minutes

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

Thank you! I will keep trying.

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ijoonss

I agree-everything gets gradually easier. Just keep playing the lessons over and over until your brain is used to the way everything works.

December 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie749091

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Do they have that for Hindi?

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CarmenCarmello

Correct me if I'm wrong but you're Kaitlin Geroge, right? From school? It's me, Carmen! ^^

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

hi..:)

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KuljeetKaur50

Yah! And it's me! (Hadley!)

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Thiru123

One thing that might help is to not move on from one level until you have understood the content in that level fully, then you should move on to the next. Understanding information helps you remember it better. You could also have a notebook where you jot down all the keywords you learn, that way if you forget something you can refer to that book and repeat the words until you remember them. These are just some tips I find useful, hope they help you.

Remember, don't give up! Fighting!

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Exostarmy

totally agreeing! I personally test myself by trying to beat the timed practice three times in a row before i move on to the next skill.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanClarke33

Absolutely. For me it takes just one moment to suddenly understand what is going on (it just clicks!), but man it can be really hard going to get to that moment. Keep trying, and for each new section you take, practice a previous letters section. You can do this no problem!

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

Thank you!

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie749091

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Me too -- on languages I know some of already, I do the minimum -- on languages I don't know at all, I do all levels (up to 5).

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gray_Roze

That is completely normal. Just make sure you take your time and stick with it and it will start to make sense. I don't really have any tips for learning to read Hangeul, but it will become easy for you soon enough, just like it did when you learned to read English.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

When I was learning how to read it only took me about 3 days of homeschooling to get the basics... it took me a good 4 years to learn to write properly. But I'll keep at it.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_LoveS1ckReal1ty

Hello! I am a korean myself uwu so If you want help, feel free to ask me, (disclaimer-- the lvl 1 korean thing on my profile is my sister trust me). But indeed, korean is hard! There are so much things to learn in korean... but here, 바(ba) 빠(bba) 자(ja) 짜(jja) 다(da) 따 (dda)가(ga) 까(gga) 사 (sa)싸(ssa) ㅗ (Oh)ㅓ (Uh)ㅏ (Ah)ㅣ(E) ㅜ(Ooh) hopefully this kinda helped!

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

I haven't gotten to those symbols yet but your advice will probably help in the future. Thank you!

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KuljeetKaur50

Yah, I know!

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gray_Roze

I don't really think e is a good romanization forㅣ. That might lead people to think it is pronounced like ㅔand ㅐ. A better romanization might be ee or just the standard i.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

Don't stop practicing. Keep memorizing until you feel like you got it.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

yup, I plan on practicing a lot! thank you!:)(by the way i love your profile photo)

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KuljeetKaur50

Yah, me tooo!

December 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseBTSarmy

Thank you! I'm a huge fan.

Just memorize up to 3 or 5 phrases a week. I hope you continue to do well in learning Korean or any other languages.

ARMY Fighting!

~Rose

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lina226321

it is normal i guess, like i don't remember some of the words i learned but i remember them as i go through them over and over

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EarthMaster213

I learned the basic lettering like a, e, o, u, ae, and eo which makes it easy to learn other letter. For example: if you add a y the the beginning of the letter you just add two lines in the place of one on the Korean alphabet.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/252.Gbabie

It is normal! trust me! nobody is perfect so don't expect to remember every character you come across. just take it step by step! :) to help you here is a website that might help you learn the Korean alphabet in a matter of 15 minuets! https://ryanestradadotcom.tumblr.com/post/20461267965/learn-to-read-korean-in-15-minutes
I am ARMY TOOO!!

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

Thank you! and also thank you for being ARMY! (I only personally know 2 people that know BTS and one of them I introduced to BTS. so thank you for igsisting someware)

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/252.Gbabie

no problem :)

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lina226321

lol. Saame, like BTS are so popular but i dont many ppl even know them like what are they doing with their lives honestly?

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Debbie749091

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I've been working on Hungarian and I thought I'd NEVER get past the first level. I still have some issues, but at some point, things suddenly started making sense. Now, granted, I'm not having the same luck with Korean (I actually put Korean "one the shelf") and Hindi (they have a LOT Of characters!) --

It does take time to get used to things. I didn't have that issue so much with Portuguese because I already have a passing knowledge of Spanish, French and Italian. That's why I tried Hindi -- something totally new (but too new, lol)

Don't give up -- this is a long term learning site, not something to learn two days before a business trip. Keep it up --- Keep it consistent (I just recently had a 17 day streak end -- now I'm on 4 days of 50 points a day). I've been doing this for several months now, and I'm hooked.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

Thank you! i will keep that in mind.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lina226321

I'm a BTS fan too ( v is my bias, jimin is wrecker ha ha).

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/yuri441776

Hey to avoid kind of problem (but especially the memory holes) I write what I learn

December 30, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Hey, a trick I use a lot is to imagine them as objects. For example, "요" is a iron and "안 " is a person in a sitting position. If that does not work try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN4mysljHYc J-Hope that helped . (See what I did there J -hope that helped, hahahha somtimes I'm just too much!)

    January 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Emma_L_a

    Tip: Become invested in their culture as whole, not just the popular culture. Their traditional culture is absolutely amazing, historical things and such. Sure, I love BTS, but in all honesty; being more invested in Korea as a whole helps me a lot.

    January 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/achouak2002

    are you an army

    January 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlinGeo2

    yes! I am! I also love Kdrama, but BTS are my life.

    January 20, 2019
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